Carolinas Healthcare System has broken ground on its newest free-standing ER facility. The new venture will rise on Rocky River Road in Harrisburg, Cabarrus County. Expected to be completed in early 2014, the 23,689-square-foot 24-hour emergency care facility will boast six treatment rooms, a full service lab, diagnostic imaging equipment (including a CT scanner), and a helipad to airlift patients to and from the facility.
According to a report by the Charlotte Business Journal, the $20.2 million emergency department—named CMC-Harrisburg—will be the healthcare system’s sixth free-standing emergency. Other such units can be found in Kannapolis, Huntersville, Steele Creek and Waxhaw.
As previously reported on this page, another free-standing emergency care department, CMC-Morrorcroft, is currently under construction in SouthPark and is expected to open in March 2014. CMC-Harrisburg will have a staff equivalent to 45 full-time employees.
In other healthcare news, Roby Commercial announced completing its renovation at the VA Outpatient Clinic—a project that added two new exam rooms and a storage room to the facility. The facility provides primary care services to veterans in the greater Charlotte area, as well as behavioral health services including individual, group and family counseling. Located at 8601 University East Dr., the facility originally opened in 2008.
Roby Commercial operates with an unlimited general contractor license in both North and South Carolina and is a member of the Roby Family of Companies, which also includes Robycross. As previously reported, Robycross recently completed renovation work on eight Brookdale Senior Living communities, four of which are located in Metrolina.
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